Here are the 60 most important Bible scriptures on baptism.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.
1 Peter 3:21
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:2
And all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:29
Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 3:20
Because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
Beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.”
For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
You yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed.
While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.
And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.”
And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.
And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized.
Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.
I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.”
He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing.
John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized.
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John.
Although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples.
John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
(When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
“Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.”
“The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’”
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.